U.S. Army Transferability of Education Message

ALARACT 003/2013
DTG: R 071440Z JAN 13

UNCLASSIFIED/
THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED BY USAITA ON BEHALF OF//DAPEMSO//

SUBJECT: TRANSFERABILITY OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) / QUALITATIVE SERVICE PROGRAM (QSP)

1. ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS ARE ENTITLED TO POST-9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS. TRANSFERABILITY OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) TO DEPENDENTS IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT. BY LAW, THE PURPOSE OF TEB IS TO ENHANCE BOTH RECUITING AND RETENTION IN THE SERVICE. SOLDIERS MUST AGREE TO AN ASSOCIATED ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION IN ORDER TO TRANSFER THEIR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO THEIR DEPENDENTS. BY DESIGN, THE QUALITATIVE SERVICE PROGRAM (QSP) IS A FORCE SHAPING PROGRAM THE ARMY IS USING TO IDENTIFY NCO'S FOR DENIAL OF CONTINUED SERVICE IN ORDER TO SHAPE THE FORCE BY GRADE AND SKILL. ONCE A SOLDIER IS APPROVED FOR DENIAL OF CONTINUED SERVICE, THEY ARE NO LONGER ELIGIBLE TO TRANSFER BENEFITS.

2. IN ORDER TO RETAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR TRANSFER OF UNUSED CHAPTER 33 (POST-9/11 GI BILL) BENEFITS TO DEPENDENTS, SOLDIERS WHO ARE SELECTED FOR DENIAL OF CONTINUED SERVICE BY A QSP BOARD PROCESS MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY ACTED TO SEEK APPROVAL AND COMMIT TO THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION BEFORE THE QSP SELECTION BOARD LISTS ARE OFFICIALLY APPROVED.

3. ALL SOLDIERS WHO WERE SUBJECT TO CONSIDERATION BY EITHER THE FY13 CSM/SGM OR SFC QSP SELECTION BOARDS AND DESIRE TO TRANSFER POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS MUST TAKE ACTION TO TRANSFER EDUCATION BENEFITS PRIOR TO 31 JAN 13; AT WHICH TIME THE QSP SELECTION BOARD RESULTS WILL BE APPROVED. SOLDIERS WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE TO TRANSFER THEIR CHAPTER 33 (POST 9/11 GI BILL) BENEFITS TO THEIR DEPENDENTS IF THEY CHOSE NOT DO SO PRIOR TO 31 JAN 13. SOLDIERS SELECTED FOR INVOLUNTAY SEPARATION BY THE QSP BOARD PROCESS WHO HAVE TRANSFERRED EDUCATION BENEFITS PRIOR TO 31 JAN 13 WILL HAVE THE ASSOCIATED OBLIGATED SERVICE SET ASIDE.

4. SOLDIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THE TRANSFER OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) WEB-PAGE AT HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/MILCONNECT TO SUBMIT THEIR TRANSFER REQUEST, AND CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE APPROVING OFFICIAL LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 7 OF THIS MESSAGE.

5. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROVISION.

6. REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO ALL LEVELS OF COMMAND, RETENTION PERSONNEL, S-1/MPD/MIL HR OFFICE PERSONNEL, AND ALL AFFECTED SOLDIERS.

7. THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1 IS THE PROPONENT FOR THIS POLICY. POINTS OF CONTACT ARE:
A. RA ENLISTED SOLDIERS: CONTACT THEIR SERVICING CAREER COUNSELOR OR INSTILLATION/POST RETENTION OFFICE. CAREER COUNSELORS WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONTACT HQDA, ARMY RETENTION.
B. AGR ENLISTED SOLDIERS: CONTACT HRC EIB VIA EMAIL USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-POST911GIBILL@MAIL.MIL OR 1-800-872-8272.
8. EXPIRATION DATE CANNOT BE DETERMINED.

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